• On December 2 a “Red to Green” system took effect. This allows many New Mexico counties with lower test positivity to operate under fewer restrictions. The color-coded framework allows for individual counties to determine their operating capacity. In high-risk red counties, indoor dining is not permitted while outdoor is permitted at 25 percent capacity and food establishments that serve alcohol must close at 9 pm. In yellow counties, restaurants may operate at 25 percent indoors and 75 percent outdoors and, if they serve alcohol, must close at 10 pm. In green counties, restaurants may operate at 50 percent indoors and 75 percent capacity outdoors.
  • As of November 9, restrictions began to tighten in New Mexico. The Governor anticipates an extension of the current restrictions; restaurants will continue to operate at 25 percent capacity and keep an updated log of recent customers for contract tracing purposes. Additionally, all establishments that sell alcohol must close by 10 pm.